Creative Karuta Award 2018 (Son katılım 30 kasım 2018)

Creative Karuta Award 2018

  • We would like to invite children and adults worldwide to enter the Creative Karuta Award 2018 by submitting pictures & writing on a theme, ‘Share a charm of various towns, countries around the world’.

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What is Creative Karuta Award?

  • This is an international contest to seek pictures & writing for creating a bilingual version of ‘karuta’, a traditional Japanese card game.
  • The theme is ‘Share a charm of Japan and other countries’.
  • The prize winners will receive a set of karuta cards showing a winning work printed on each card.
  • It aims to promote karuta globally toward 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Who can take partr?

  • Open to everybody worldwide from children to adults.
  • Entries from individuals or schools will be accepted.

Age Category

  • 7 years old or younger
  • 8-11 years old
  • 12-15 years old
  • 16-19 years old
  • 20 years old or older

Deadline

  • Must arrive by Friday, 30th November, 2018.

Entry Work

  • Submit a pair of picture and writing (called ‘Work’) representing the subject freely chosen by the applicant.
  • Multiple entries by the same applicant will be accepted.

Subject to draw and write

  • Wonderful nature, rich culture in various part of Japan and other countries.
  • For example buildings, places, foods, festivals, sports and natural scenes.
  • It does not have to be famous but must have a certain name.
  • For example in Japan: Yokohama Landmark Tower, Sushi, Sapporo Snow Festival, Japanese Archery and Mount Aso

Picture

  • Use white paper less than or equal to A4 in size.
  • Any art media, materials and method can be used.
  • The picture must be the unreleased, original work created by the applicant himself/herself.
  • No computer generated images will be accepted.
  • No picture showing copyrighted images such as characters from books, movies will be accepted.

Writing/Sentence

  • Choose a language, English or Japanese.
  • Write with 3 to 15 words if you choose English.
  • Write in Japanese with 5 to 20 syllables.
  • Your writing should include words which serves as a clue to find the matching picture.
  • Writing can be assisted by another person such as your family or teacher.

Tips: How to create your writing

Judging

  • The entry work will be judged by creative karuta experts including Ms. Mikiko Haraguchi (Vice chairman, Japan Kyodo Karuta Association).
  • The judges would like to see Works with a charm that makes them feel like seeing the real ones.
  • The total 15 Works, at least 2 Works from each category, will be selected.

Prizes

  • A set of Karuta cards with a winning work printed on each card.
  • (The contest office will add Japanese or English writing to complete bilingual karuta cards.)

Results Announcement

  • The only winners will be notified by email early January 2019.
  • The results will be announced on Karuta 2020 website in February 2019.
  • All winning entries will be displayed at the Award Ceremony held in Tokyo, February 2019.
  • All prize winners will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony and to be presented with their prizes.
  • The winners who can’t attend the ceremony will receive the prizes by post after the ceremony.

Entry Conditions

  • Regardless whether winning or not all rights in the entry works belong to FROM JAPAN Institute.
  • All entry works won’t be returned.
  • The entry works may be used partially or modified when we print Karuta cards. For example we may use only the picture or edit writing.
  • Regardless whether winning or not your entry work may be published on our websites, SSN and printed materials.
  • By entering Creative Karuta Award 2018, all entry works will be registered as entries to the ‘Karuta 2020 Grand Award’ to be judged in 2020.

Handling of Private information

  • Any private information which we collet for the Creative Karuta Award 2018 will be only used for this contest and ‘Karuta 2020 Grand Award’.
  • Usage purposes: confirming the entry information, notifying the contest results, sending the prizes and conducting the contest smoothly.
  • Disclosure of personal information to the third parties: With the only winner’s consent of printing their name on karuta card, their name will be provided with the printing contractor.
  • Except for this case any personal information won’t be disclosed to third parties without permission of the applicant.

How to enter: Individual Entry

  • 1. Fill in ‘Individual Entry Form’.
  • 2. Draw/paint a picture.
  • 3. Fill in ‘Individual Writing Sheet’
  • 4. Submit the followings by post.
    (1) ‘Individual Entry Form’
    (2) picture(s)
    (3) ‘Individual Writing Sheet’ on the picture backside.
  • Mailing Address
    ‘Creative Karuta Award 2018’ office
    c/o FROM JAPAN Institute,
    3-4-45 Shibakubo-cho,
    Nishitokyo Tokyo 188-0014,
    JAPAN
  • Note: We don’t accept any entry by email.
  • Download (PDF):

How to enter: School Entry

  • 1. Fill in ‘School Entry Form’
  • 2. Draw/paint a picture.
  • 3. Fill in ‘School Writing Sheet’
  • 4. Submit the followings by post
    (1) ‘School Entry Form’
    (2) picture(s)
    (3) ‘School Writing Sheet’ pasterd on the picture backside.
  • ‘Creative Karuta Award 2018’ office
    c/o FROM JAPAN Institute,
    3-4-45 Shibakubo-cho,
    Nishitokyo Tokyo 188-0014,
    JAPAN
  • Note: We don’t accept any entry by email.

Download(PDF):

Website : http://karuta2020.tokyo/en/creative-karuta-award/creative-karuta-award-2018/

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